Stonecrest hosts DeKalb commissioners’ evening work session

Stonecrest BOC Commissioners
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Stonecrest Mayor Jason Lary (far right) poses with the DeKalb County Board of Commissioners at City Hall.

L-R: DeKalb Commissioners Larry Johnson, Steve Bradshaw, Jeff Rader, Nancy Jester (back row) and Mereda Davis Johnson.


Stonecrest Mayor Jason Lary welcomed the DeKalb County Board of Commissioners (BOC) to City Hall on June 18. The board’s Committee of the Whole evening work session was held at the Stonecrest City Council auditorium for the first time.  The BOC passed a resolution in 2016 to hold meetings three times a year  in communities so the public would have easier access to attend.

Lary thanked the Board of Commissioners for bringing its meeting to the city.

“This continues to strengthen our partnership with DeKalb County and the city of Stonecrest. Bringing government closer to the people is our collective goal,” Lary said.

The Board of Commissioners normally meets at 9 a.m. at the Maloof Auditorium in downtown Decatur.  About 50 people attended the evening meeting at Stonecrest City Hall.

The board discussed its mid-year budget, provided an update on MARTA’s quarterly meeting, shared committee reports and opened the floor for public comments.

DeKalb Commissioner Jeff Rader, presiding officer of the Board of Commissioners, led the meeting. Board members in attendance included: Commissioners Mereda Davis Johnson, District 5; Larry Johnson, District 3; Steve Bradshaw, District 4; and Nancy Jester, District 1. Commissioners Lorraine Cochran-Johnson, District 7, and Kathie Gannon, District 7 had prior commitments and were not present for the work session.

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